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India now third largest aviation market in the world: Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi

  • IBEF
  • December 12, 2022

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi stressed that India has become the third-largest aviation market in the world, thanks to the efforts of the people after opening the first phase of Mopa international airport in Goa. According to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the nation has made every effort to increase the "Ease of Travel" for visitors during the past eight years.

The airport was built to boost tourism and aviation connectivity in the coastal state. In honour of the late BJP leader and former Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi said that the airport will be called Manohar International Airport.

The airport at Mopa will be Goa's second; the other is in Dabolim. With a price tag of US$ 347 million (Rs. 2,870 crores), the airport was constructed under the concept of sustainable infrastructure.

The airport is intended to accelerate the state's socioeconomic growth. The airport's first phase will serve about 4.4 million passengers annually (MPPA), with a saturation level of 33 MPPA. The airport is equipped with cutting-edge technology such as stabilroad, robomatic hollow precast walls, 3-D monolithic precast structures, and 5G compatible IT infrastructure. The airport, which has a runway large enough to accommodate the largest aircraft in the world, 14 parking spaces, and a facility for aircraft night parking, self-baggage drop facilities, state-of-the-art, and independent air navigation infrastructure, etc., demonstrates the government's push for enabling infrastructure with high-end facilities.

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